Brian Bryant has been active in the labor movement for nearly 30 years, initiating into the IAM in 1989 when he joined Local Lodge S6 while employed at Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME. After serving as Resident General Vice President at IAM Headquarters since October 1, 2018, Bryant was assigned to serve as Eastern Territory General Vice President, effective July 1, 2021. On May 1, 2022, General Vice President again resumed his role as Resident General Vice President at IAM Headquarters.
A Pipefitter by trade, Bryant became active in his Local Lodge serving on various committees, as well as being elected as a Shop Steward, Trustee, and President of Local Lodge S6. He also served on the Executive Board of the Maine AFL-CIO, and in 1998 was elected Directing Business Representative of District Lodge 4.
In 2004, Bryant was appointed by International President R. Thomas Buffenbarger as a Special Representative assigned to General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker, Jr. in the Eastern Territory. He was appointed Grand Lodge Representative in 2006 assigned to the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts as well as shipbuilding and Repair in the Eastern Territory.
General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker, Jr. reassigned Bryant in 2008 to the Eastern Territory office in Cincinnati, OH to handle all National Labor Relations Board activity for the territory. On July 1, 2009, he was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff of the Eastern Territory.
Bryant served in that capacity until being appointed to the IAM Executive Council as General Vice President assigned to the Eastern Territory. On August 1, 2016, Bryant began as General Vice President serving in the General Secretary-Treasurer’s office at Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.